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news reporter martha raddatz has reaction from washington. >> while national security secrets will leaking all over washington, general keith alexander was at a las vegas hacker's convention facing down hecklers. >> we stand for freedom. >> the heckler took issue with that statement but the director fired back, saying congressional investigators have found no illegal activity by the nsa. >> that's not -- those are facts. >> another blockbuster revelation today. a still top secret nsa program leaked by edward snowden to a british newspaper that it says allows u.s. analysts to snoop on "nearly everything a user does on the internet in real time." the guardian story provides a 32-page training guide showing how the so-called ex-key score program works. update a from 15 around the world that can show phone calls, e-mails being written, sites being visited, words being searched. snowden discussed a surveillance program this extensive when his story erupted last month. >> i sit at my desk certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone. >> it was a story that brought vehement denial
consulate around the world will be closed sunday because of security concerns. martha has the latest. >> threat is credible and serious. senior u.s. official telling abc news there is a specific threat. concerted effort against u.s. embassy or consulate we just didn't know what the specific target is. another u.s. official adding there could be other targets not just embassy. beginning sunday some of our biggest embassy will be closing. including egypt. iraq. kuwait. there has not been a mass closing of embassy and consulate due to intelligence threat sense the first anniversary of 9/11. normally an ambassador would make the determination but this time it is washington ordering the embassies to close down. martha, abc news washington. >> there is anger in chile tonight. 3 years after those minor -- minders were rescued no charges will be given to opposite of the mean or mining regulator. 33 miners trapped for two months underground. they called the decision a disgrace to the country justice system. the cave inbrought the mine safety record in focus and put chile top indus
being warned to be vigilant. possibility of danger. martha has the story. >> the worldwide warning is alarming and unusually broad. it covers travel for americans be. and caution travelers to be especially wary of tourist site and public transportation. also unusual. the warning will stay in effect until the end of august. terrorist bulletin says may use a variety of means and weapon and target official and private interest. we spoke today exclusively to the chairman of the jont chiefs for abc this week. >> it is al qaeda affiliated threat yes. so it is of the al qaeda branch. >> the threat to blow up embassy cons lieutenant or something else. >> that part is unspecified but the intent seems clear. >> in the intent is to what. >> intent is to the attack western not just u.s. ents. >> senior u.s. official telling abc news that this is an active plot. coming from yemen where the so-called underwear bomber got his training. where radical american mostly clear ick directed terrorist attack until he was killed in a drone streak two years ago. but there is a new boss now. now t
seem to support them. here's abc news reporter martha raddatz. >> reporter: the pictures are gut-wrenching. the rebels say these are mothers, fathers, children, killed while they slept in their homes in a damascus suburb. they say the syrian regime fired rockets on its own people. rockets carrying poisonous gas, leaving the innocent convulsing, foaming at the mouth, suffocating. >> i'd be very surprised if it turned out to be a fake. >> reporter: the images are impossible to verify for certain and the assad regime denies the attack saying the allegations are baseless. but we showed the picture to a weapons expert. >> the only explanation i can really see to this is, this looks like this fellow's nerves have been -- are being destroyed potentially by something like sarin. >> reporter: the white house said today it is deeply concerned. but the white house has said that before. almost a year to the day. president obama warning syria about crossing a red line. >> we have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region that that's a red line for us. >> reporter: but
own people. martha is in the middle east with the latest. >> he is the man at the center of the horror. brutal dictator who the vice president said today is undeniably responsible for gasing his own innocent people. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for the heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. syrian regime. >> tonight there seems no question that the u.s. is ready to strike a punishing blow to assad. u.s. war ships in place. cruise ship at the ready target in syria selected. >> come ready to go like that. >> we are ready to go like tha that. >> but what might assad do in response? syrian regime has hundreds of tons of mustard gas and large stock pile of a missiles and rocket and thousands of powerful asked missile that could reach any target in neighboring israel. today here in israel a run on gas mask. requests increasing fore foley. rael prime minister saying israel is ready for any scenario. and if we identify anything attempt whatsoever to harm us we will respond in strength. there is no one stronger in this region. nuclear armed israel has the mot
will pull out of syria by sundown tomorrow. martha has the latest. >> in the situation ramp this morning the president national security team hultsed to discuss options in syria and this afternoon his secretary of state presented the most forceful case for military strike to date. >> what we choose to do or not do matters in real ways to our own security. some cite the risk of doing things. we need to ask what is the risk of doing nothing. >> is calling assad a thug and murderer who gassed his people while slept kerry led out detailed human intelligence, satellite tracking with rocket from jebingt ri and communication intercept from a high level syrian official and order to syrian troop. >> we know that the syrian rejaime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on goods mask and taking precaution associated with chemical weapons. >> but it is the image and the stories from the survivors that are clearly the most compellin compelling. and that number 1 1429. 1429 people killed including those 4 26 children. >> american people are tired of war. believe me. i am too. b
this is the significant and serious threat. martha abc news washington. >> police arrested 7 people who chain themselves to the front of the state be in oakland today. activist say that they are doing this to show solidarity with state prison inmates now in the 27th day of a hunger strike. they all want the governor and corrections officials to end solitary cop finement. those demonstrators say they will stay as long as it takes to end what they consider torture. >> well now to abc 7 news follow-up to airport land value dispute in sonoma county we have been fog. as we reported last month county officials ordered to pay 135 offered to pay 135,000 dollars plus twice that for relocation expenses for some land adjacent to the charles m shuttle airport in santa rosa. but the owner held out for more. since property was valued at more than 400,000 dollars by the county tax assessor. well tonight she tells us that she has reached a settlement with the county for 8b 15,000 dollars. and she says it was our story that generated support for her cause from the community. >> the ambulance company that serve s
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